The Running Man (1982) – Stephen King as Richard Bachman

Despite being a fan of the 87 Schwarzenegger flick, I’d never read the original source material, so being long past due, I dug into it and was delighted to find that the novel was a completely different experience, and worthy of a cinematic adaptation in its own right. Ben Richards lives in the slums, a…

Total Recall (2012) – Len Wiseman

  The Sci-Fi Chronicles brings me to another remake, this time Total Recall. Based ever so loosely on the Philip K. Dick tale, We Can Remember It For You Wholesale, it also seeks to prove itself a worthy successor to one of the biggest films of the early 90s. Most viewers will only know the…

A Safe Bet

I’m a Jason Statham fan. Have been since I saw Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. When you go into one of his films, well, anything after the first Transporter movie (an admittedly guilty pleasure series for me), you know exactly what you’re going to get. Statham is the action star of the new century….

The Expendables 2

I’ll admit to having a week spot for big, loud action movies, but they can’t be completely plotless, or moronic, of which there is more than a fair share. Not to mention the big blockbuster rehashes that seem to be standard fare now. Sigh. But every now and then a mindless action movie comes along…